Friday, November 27, 2009

*Curtains" cast list

Scarcely 18 months after the David Hyde Pierce/Debra Monk production closed on Broadway, it'll be Curtains for musical-theater fans on the Main Stage at Spokane Civic Theater, Jan. 15-Feb. 6. (The Australian premiere of Curtains won't take place until a week after the Civic's production closes, and the U.S. tour doesn't start until March.)

Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book and additional lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Original book and concept by Peter Stone

Directed by Troy Nickerson
Music Direction by Gary Laing
Choreography by Troy Nickerson and Jillian Wylie

Boston, 1959
Robbin' Hood: A New Musical of the Old West is the musical-within-a-musical

Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (of the Boston P.D.; a fan of musical theater; the David Hyde Pierce part): Andrew Ware Lewis
Carmen Bernstein (co-producer; the Debra Monk part): Mary Starkey
Niki Harris (the ingenue): Liz Oyama
Aaron Fox (the show's composer): Patrick McHenry-Kroetch
Georgia Hendricks (the show's lyricist, divorced from Aaron Fox): Maureen Kumakura
Christopher Belling (the show's director): Lance Edwin Babbitt
Oscar Shapiro (the show's financial backer): David Gigler
Bambi Bernet (chorus girl): SaraEllen Hutchison
Johnny Harmon (stage manager): Thomas Heppler
Sidney Bernstein (Carmen's skirt-chasing husband; he gets his comeuppance): Gary Pierce
Daryl Grady (the theater critic, so obviously he's a douchebag; see definition 3): Doug Dawson
Jessica Cranshaw (the no-talent leading lady who meets a premature demise): Nova Kaine (no WAY this is a pseudonym, no way)
Bobby Pepper: Henry McNulty
Sasha Ilinski (the conductor; obvious typecasting here): Gary Laing
Ensemble: Cynthia Bauder, Kate Cubberley, Victoria Gatts, Siri Hafso, Craig Heider, Shawn Hudson, Todd Kehne, Daniel McKeever, Ross Mumford, Rachel Packard and Christopher Wooley

Ben Brantley's 3/23/07 review in the New York Times is here

[ photo from, with David Hyde Pierce — no relation to Gary? ]


  1. *Curtains* was nominated for eight Tonys but won only one. What category did it win in?

  2. David Hyde-Peirce won for Best actor in a Musical.